Music

Singing and instrumental music have long been a part of the Williston culture. On any given day here, you might hear the Jazz Ensemble rehearsing “Take Five” in the lead up to the fall instrumental concert. Or the Caterwaulers harmonizing “Jingle Bells” in the dining commons during the holidays. Or a soloist giving you chills at the spring choral concert. Instrumentalists may play in large or small ensembles or take private lessons. Singers may join the Caterwaulers Male Concert Chorus, Widdigers Female Concert Chorus, the Teller Chorus or the Wild Chords. All musicians perform at special events and concerts throughout the year.

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Number of music groups, including 4 singing groups and two instrumental groups


Featured Course

AP Music Theory

You’ll develop skills necessary to recognize, understand, and describe the basic materials and processes that are heard or presented in a musical score and develop creativity through harmonization, composing two-voice counterpoint, and musical notation.

Groups and Ensembles

No matter your preferred style of musicianship, there’s a group for you. Instrumentalists can play for the Chamber Ensemble and the Jazz Band. Singers have the Caterwaulers Male Concert Chorus, Widdigers Female Concert Chorus, the Teller Chorus, and the Wild Chords, a select group run by advanced students. They all perform a wide variety of songs at special events and concerts throughout the year.

Performances in Action

See photos from our most recent instrumental and choral concert.


"The original idea was to make a spoken word project with music and it turned into a rapping project, which was a new experience and fun but definitely challenging."

Verdi Degbey '16, from his Williston Scholars Music project

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